Church Road Winery

150 Church Road, Taradale, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Ph: +64 6 833 8234

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July 25th 2017

Get cooking with Church Road – Part 2

In the midst of Winter it's only fitting to enjoy the heartiest of dishes...

This duck ragout is a lovely wintery dish which pairs beautifully with the flavours and aromas boasted by our award-winning McDonald Series Merlot 2014.  Described as Dense, rich, weighty and richly textured wine with a complex mix of berry, plum, spice, liquorice and leather flavours plus a subtle seasoning of dried herb characters. Firmly-structured red with a promising future’. 95 points, MW Bob Campbell’s 2014 Hawke’s Bay Vintage Collection.


The addition of liquorice powder in the ragout and the delicate herb flavours on the duck bring a deeper level of flavour to the dish and complements the notes of the wine perfectly.  We use Lakrids fine liquorice powder which is available at specialty homeware and food-stores.  Serve with a creamy potato mash, fresh pasta or make into a gourmet pie.


If duck is a little hard to come by in your area we recommend shopping online with Gourmet Direct for a wide range of meat cuts.


Click here to download the recipe.


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